Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy of the femur

Elli M., Aydin O., PINARLI F. G. , Dagdemir A., Dabak N., Selcuk M. B. , ...More

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY, vol.23, no.7, pp.579-586, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08880010600812561
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.579-586
  • Keywords: melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy, bone, femur, CHEMOTHERAPY, SKULL
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy (MNTI) is a rare neoplasm that often occurs during the first year of life. More than 90% of MNTIs occur in the head and neck region, with most on the anterior part of the maxillary ridge. MNTI has also been reported in the mediastinum, thigh, foot, shoulder, and gonads. Here the authors report a rare case of MNTI of the femur in a 3-month-old child.